Jason Burdett

Learn more about the Crew Chief of the No. 7 Chevrolet

Name: 
Jason Burdett
Birth Date: 
Nov. 8, 1977
Hometown: 
Arkport, N.Y.
Position: 
Crew Chief - No. 7 Chevrolet

Jason Burdett returns for his fifth year as crew chief of the No. 7 JR Motorsports team, joining forces with driver Justin Allgaier for the fourth season. In just four years as a NASCAR Xfinity Series crew chief, Burdett has nine wins, 51 top fives and 94 top 10s under his belt, leading the team to the NXS Playoffs for three consecutive seasons.

The year 2018 brought tremendous success for the No. 7 team. In their third season together, Burdett and Allgaier earned an impressive five wins, which came at Dover International Speedway, Iowa Speedway, Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Road America and the historic Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The duo also captured the regular-season championship in Las Vegas that led to a solid run in the NXS Playoffs, but left them short of the overall title.

In 2017, Burdett guided Allgaier to his first multi-win season, with the team capturing victories at Phoenix Raceway in the spring and Chicagoland Speedway. The wins locked Allgaier and the No. 7 team into the NASCAR Xfinity Series playoffs. Advancing to the Championship 4 for the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway, the No. 7 claimed third in the standings.

His sophomore year as crew chief in 2016, and first season with Allgaier, saw impressive stats with 13 top-five and 27 top-10 finishes in 33 races and a spot in the Championship 4 in the inaugural NASCAR Xfinity Series Playoffs. With the championship coming down to a tense final restart at Homestead-Miami Speedway, the No. 7 ultimately ended the season third in the standings, just five points shy of earning the title.

In his first year with JR Motorsports’ No. 7 team, Burdett earned two wins with driver Regan Smith and finished just 22 points behind the 2015 NXS champion.

Being part of a title-contending team is nothing new to Burdett. In his 19-year career, he was a member of two NASCAR Cup Series championship teams, most recently with Hendrick Motorsports and driver Jeff Gordon in 2001. Two years earlier, Burdett was part of the Robert Yates Racing team that won the title with Dale Jarrett.

A native of Arkport, N.Y., Burdett’s racing journey began with several local teams around the Watkins Glen area.  In 1998, he transitioned to North Carolina and joined Robert Yates Racing.  A year later, he helped Jarrett’s team to the title as a tire specialist. 

A move to Hendrick Motorsports followed, and in 2001 Burdett earned a second championship with Gordon. In 2007, Burdett joined Michael Waltrip Racing, reuniting with Jarrett and serving as crew chief of the No. 44 team in the latter half of the season.  It was there he honed his skills at the top level of NASCAR competition and leveraged the experience into a return to Hendrick Motorsports in 2008.  In the five years since, Burdett excelled as car chief on the No. 24 team from 2008-10 before moving over to Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s No. 88 team from 2011-14. 

XFINITY Series Schedule

  • September 28 03:30 PM ET
    Drive for the Cure 250Charlotte Motor Speedway Roval
  • October 5 03:00 PM ET
    Use Your Melon Drive Sober 200Dover International Speedway
  • October 19 03:00 PM ET
    Kansas Lottery 300Kansas Speedway
  • November 2 08:30 PM ET
    O'Reilly Auto Parts 300Texas Motor Speedway
  • November 9 03:30 PM ET
    Desert Diamond West Valley Casino 200ISM Raceway